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Adjunct Faculty - Online Nurse Practitioner Program

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

*Applicants must be thoroughly supportive of the University's mission and values as an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the Free Methodist Church. *As a Christian community, Spring Arbor University has established commitments intended to maintain high standards within the evangelical community. It is expected that university faculty will uphold these Biblical values, both on and off campus, and conscientiously model a wholesome Christ-honoring lifestyle to students and colleagues. *Official degree transcripts will be required for any eventual offer.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Adjunct Faculty - Online Nurse Practitioner Program
Job Description

Spring Arbor University (SAU) Online Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program is growing fast, and we are currently accepting applications for Adjunct NP Faculty positions. We are looking to expand our team with dedicated Nurse Educators and Nurse Practitioners who are passionate about sharing their background and experience with our students.

Every day, nurses are directly impacting the lives of countless people, and this opportunity will allow you to share your background, education, experience, and insights with tomorrow’s nurses.

Bridging the gap between the theory and practice, our experienced nurse educators and practitioners engage MSN students in an intimate learning environment. Our Nursing Faculty bring learning to life in an online environment and a variety of clinical rotations. Specifically, the online environment is a critical way to connect and engage our students, whether through ZOOM or Collaborate via Blackboard portal. Open communication is critical to the individual student’s success and may require frequent reaching out to the student(s).

Essential Duties Summary

Summary of Primary Responsibilities
A full job description will be provided during the interview process when you can discuss what this specific role will look like day-to-day, but the position’s responsibilities fall into eight basic areas.
• Subject Matter Expertise
• Effective Communication: direct email communication and/or cell phone conversations
• Pedagogical Mastery
• Operational Excellence
• Appreciation and Promotion of Diversity
• Assessment of Student Learning
• Utilization of Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning
• Continuous Improvement
• Comfortable with the online environment, including, but not limited to: ZOOM, Collaborate, Shadow Health, etc.

These competencies, as identified by the University’s academic community, encompass the knowledge, skills, and behaviors essential to a faculty member’s success in the classroom and provide the basis for the faculty hiring, evaluation and development process.

Required Qualifications

Qualified applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Currently holds an unencumbered licensure in one of the 50 states (OK, WA, NY, MN, ND, OR and NE preferred) as a Registered Nurse and as a NP (OK, WA, NY, MN, ND, OR and NE preferred).
• Have a Master’s of Science in Nursing.
• For certified NPs have at least one-year experience in a primary care clinical setting. Given our current staffing levels, we would be very interested in someone with, Adult/Gero, Family Practice, Women’s Health and Pediatrics, .
• Prior instructional and Precepting experience for graduate level students is also strongly preferred (although not required).
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individual will exhibit a life and service that is in full accord with the SAU Concept and Community Covenant.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in multicultural academic environments preferred and individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply.

Physical Demands
Job Type Part Time
Location Global

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P-157
Open Date 11/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

*Applicants must be thoroughly supportive of the University’s mission and values as an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the Free Methodist Church.
*As a Christian community, Spring Arbor University has established commitments intended to maintain high standards within the evangelical community. It is expected that university faculty will uphold these Biblical values, both on and off campus, and conscientiously model a wholesome Christ-honoring lifestyle to students and colleagues.
*Official degree transcripts will be required for any eventual offer.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a MSN or other advanced degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate assignment location preferences.
    • Main Campus
    • Online
    • Extension Sites
    • Main Campus & Online
    • Main Campus & Extension Sites
    • Online & Extension Sites
    • All of the Above
  3. * Do you have a personal faith commitment to Jesus Christ?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Name and location of your home church:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your level of involvement in your church and any faith-related organizations:

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your faith commitment and your Christian experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * What draws you to teaching in an evangelical Christian university and to Spring Arbor University in particular?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Where might a common evangelical Christian worldview be at odds with the prevailing secular worldview of your discipline, and how will you work with that dichotomy in your teaching?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * To what extent is it the role and responsibility of a Christian university and its faculty to get involved in conversations on issues?

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Please respond to the University Concept (found on next application page). Discuss how you relate to these principles and this framework.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Are you a current employee of the university?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Spring Arbor University Website
    • Internal Job Posting
    • HERC
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • Other

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation